Bo Rinaldi shares tips for cooking plant-based foods for those new to vegan, vegetarian cooking for health and weight loss. He is the author numerous bestselling books including Vegan Fusion, Vegan Fusion World Cuisine: Extraordinary Recipes & Timeless Wisdom from the Celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurants and co-author with David Wolfe and Jennifer Murray of Complete Idiot’s Guide to Going Raw. He is also co-founder of the popular cooking site Veganfusion.com.
If you have wondered what to do or what to eat after you’ve ditched the processed foods, the high carbohydrates, the sugary soft drinks and the refined sugar and other items on the Standard American Diet (SAD) and are seeking out the healthy foods to lose weight and how to prepare them, Rinaldi’s numerous cookbooks and Web site give you a point of departure.
So what are the advantages of making the switch in terms of your overall health and your weight loss goals? It’s easier, more fun, he says, and your body will be in a natural detoxification state and you will feel lighter with a vegan or plant-based diet. With his restaurant, Web site and books, he shows that plant-based foods are boring or difficult to prepare. The recipes are imaginative and flavorful and not difficult to prepare.
In the video above, he demonstrates a zucchini pasta dish which can be prepared in 10 minutes. Check out additional free recipes at Vegan Fusion covering a range of dietary needs, vegan, vegetarian, raw food and gluten free — and drawing from popular cuisines including Mexican, Asian and Italian. This all goes to show that we don’t have to sacrifice taste or time to eat healthy foods for weight loss, weight maintenance and health.
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